Lillian “Colleen” Quinton, 81, of Baker City, Oregon, passed away Monday, April 5, 2021, at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Baker City. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.
Colleen was born September 12, 1939, to parents LeRoy “Boots” and Verda Holmes Buxton. She received her education in Richland, Oregon, graduating from Eagle Valley High in 1957. Colleen worked at various jobs throughout her lifetime, retiring from Nevada State Prison in Lovelock, Nevada. She loved being in the mountains and camping with family and good friends Terry and Lorri Speelman.
Colleen was preceded in death by her parents, LeRoy and Verda Buxton; siblings – Baby Buxton, Verda Darlene Fuller, Cherral LaVonne Spurgeon, Richard LeRoy “Dickie” Buxton, William Frank “Billie” Buxton, Danny Ray Buxton, Robert Dean “Bobby” Buxton and daughter Deborah Kay Temple.
She is survived by three Sons – David, Glerup of Burns, Oregon; Don Glerup of North Powder, Oregon and Dennis Glerup of Baker City, Oregon; her youngest sister and brother-in-law Rhonda and Joe Stubbs of Baker City, Oregon and very good friends Terry and Lorri Speelman of Baker City, Oregon and Sharon Williams of Redmond, Oregon. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Foundation or the charity of one’s choice through Gray’s West & Company Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, Oregon 97814.
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